Every Husker home game, Dr. Tim Gay attempts something as crazy as running against the NU defense: bringing physics to everyday life. In one-minute segments shown on the screens around the stadium, he talks about basic physics concepts that play an important role in the game of football.
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Note: lessons may take a few minutes to download over a modem. Select "(Small)" for a scaled-down version. Also note that the video controls (play, stop, etc.) might not be visible unless you zoom in or out of the page (Ctrl+Plus or Ctrl+Minus)
A special thank you to the people at HuskerVision: Tonya McMillion and Kay Dowd who produced these segments, and Jeff Schmahl who had the original idea and who is responsible for two-thirds of the bad jokes.
Lesson: Inertia Size:2.6 MB
Special Guests: Dave Volk, Jammal Lord, and a physics class
 
Lesson: Vectors Size:2.7 MB
Special Guest: Eric Crouch
 
Lesson: Newton's Third Law Size:2.7 MB
Special Guests: Toniu Fonoti and Cory Ross
 
Lesson: Impulse Size:2.8 MB
Featuring the melon/helmet experiment
 
Lesson: Atoms and Photons Size:2.3 MB
Special Guests: DeAntae Grixby, Kellie Bowman, and Bert
 
Lesson: Quickness, Speed, Power and Strength Size:Multiple
Special Location: Husker Power weight training center
 
Lesson: Quickness and Ankle Injuries Size:Multiple
Special Guest: Eric Crouch
 
Newton's Laws   Projectile Motion   Dynamics   More




1) Hammer Time
   1st Law
1) Good Will Punting
   I
6) Momentum of Truth   (Small)
   Momentum I
1) Field of Science
   Friction
2) Ruud Awakening (Small)
   2nd Law I
2) Lineman's Lousy Loft
   II Symmetry & Air Drag
2) Collision Course
   Momentum II Collision
2) Pressure Point
   Pressure
3) Force of Nature (Small)
   2nd Law II
3) What a Drag
   III Air Drag
3) It's the Pit
   Momentum III Collision
3) The Family Joules
   Energy Consumption
4) Block & Tackle
   3rd Law I
4) Un Uplifting Experience
   IV
4) Kinematics Fanatics
   Kinematics I
4) Catch a Wave
   Waves
5) Opposite but Equal
   3rd Law II
5) Timing is Everything
   V
5) Playing Catch-Up
   Kinematics II
5) Let's Get Small
   Atoms
6) Vector Director
   3rd Law III
  6) Carnegie Melons
   Impulse

 

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